The Siege of Krishnapur - Part 1 Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 1 Chapter 6 Summary

For several years, there has been a disagreement between the Magistrate and the local farmers. The landowners deal with the yearly flooding of the nearby river by sacrificing a goat and praying, while the Magistrate argues for the installation of reinforcements to the riverbank. The men argue, and after the Magistrate leaves, the Indians laugh behind his back. They know before the Magistrate does that a massacre has just occurred at Captainganj, and they bet on whether or not the Magistrate will make it back to the cantonment alive. Meanwhile, the Collector has allowed a mosque to be left standing near the edge of the cantonment ramparts. The General arrives, wounded, and describes the sepoy rebellion and the massacre of the British soldiers that has just taken place. Back at the Maharajah's palace, Fleury makes his way through the labyrinth of...

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